Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Warlord Games Phalangites
The figures are very nice sculpts, easy to assemble (something that I still don't like about plastics though), and the price was very nice - much cheaper than for metal figures that don't necessarily even come up to the quality of these. The only complaints that I have is that half the figures are holding their pikes at an angled while the other half are upright - I would have preferred that they all have the option to be only upright - and some of the bases will need to be trimmed if I'm going to fit four figures on a 60mm x 20mm WRG standard-sized base.
Here is a photo of the sprue:
This is the only sprue that comes in the box, and the box of 20 figures had 5 of these. There are also extra heads and pikes with the arms attached for a bit more variety. It would have been nice to have a small sprue with a couple of command figures on it, but if that would have meant less pikemen or a significant increase in cost, I'm glad that Warlord Games went the way that they did.
I still need to assemble a total of 32 figures for my first unit, but I did put together 4 figures from a single sprue to see had they will come out. Here is a photo:
And another showing a side shot of the figures:
Note the trimmed base on the one second from the right.
Once I get an unit fully assembled and painted up, I'll post that here too, but I thought that people might be interested in seeing as soon as possible what this new release actually looks like.